Conservation Solutions for
We Know You Love the Upper Valley.
We Do Too.
We provide conservation leadership, tools and expertise to permanently protect the working farms, forested ridges, wildlife habitat, water resources, trails and scenic landscapes that makes the Upper Valley a special place to live. We work with local conservation commissions and volunteer groups to identify and prioritize land conservation opportunities. We provide technical assistance and conservation solutions for landowners. We steward permanent agreements that conserve key properties forever.
UVLT focuses its mission in 45 Vermont and New Hampshire towns in the upper Connecticut River Valley.
Ensuring public access to natural areas has always been a priority of the Upper Valley Land Trust.
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We’re a hardworking, homegrown group that depends on people like you. Over the past 34 years, we’ve protected over 500 parcels of land and more than 52,000 acres. Thousands of people have participated in these accomplishments and in the ongoing stewardship of conserved properties. It takes all of us, working together, to choose a vibrant, resilient and sustainable future for the Upper Valley — and to make it happen.
Indigenous People have cared for this land for centuries. The land that the Upper Valley Land Trust owns, conserves, and works on, and the land on which we all live, was first stewarded and cared for by indigenous people of the Abenaki Nation, a tribe of the Wabanaki Confederacy. These are the traditional, ancestral, unceded lands of Abenaki people, taken from them by violence. Current day non-indigenous people have benefited from that violence, and that is a history that we are reckoning with.
Indigenous People are not gone, they live here and are a part of the past, present, and future of our land and our communities. We know this acknowledgement is a small step in a bigger process of greater awareness of Native sovereignty and cultural rights. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Abenaki people, past and present.